Botanical name : Plumbago capencis Linn.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Chitraka, Agni, Dahana
Rasa : Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Leadwort, Blue leadwort
Hindi : Neelchitra, Chita
Malayalam : Koduveli, Neelakkoduveli
Distribution – Throughout India in moist places; growing wild. Also cultivated in garden.
A pretty perennial shrub with semi woody stems and numerous branches. Leaves simple unequal sized, alternate, or sometimes in a whorl, oblong-lanceolate and acute; flowers blue in short condensed terminal spikes.
Usually this plant is not taken in medicinal formulations. It is believed that this plant is having rejuvenative property; but not scientifically proven.
Useful part : Roots